Adult Literacy Service

Literacy is a form of power. It offers opportunities in the world.

Adult Literacy LogoThe Adult Literacy Service provides free and confidential group classes and one-to-one tuition for adults who wish to improve their reading, writing, spellings, maths or basic computer skills.

We provide classes for Speakers of other languages, driver theory and family learning.

 

The LOETB Adult Literacy Service provides support in the following areas:

 

English and Communications Class Everyday Numeracy and Maths Classes

Basic Computers and Digital SkillsFamily Learning Classes

 

Workplace Basic EducationEnglish for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

 

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English and Communication

 

We provide a range of reading, writing and spelling courses including:

  • One to one tuition 
  • Small Group Literacy Classes 
  • Book Club 
  • Spelling and Grammar 
  • Reading and Writing  
  • Driver Theory and Literacy Support 
  • Communications (QQI Level 3) 
  • Leaving Certificate English 

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Everyday Numeracy/Maths

We provide basic part-time numeracy / maths courses

  • One to one tuition 
  • Small Group Maths Classes 
  • Games based Maths Class 
  • Everyday Maths 
  • Maths through Cookery, Horticulture, Woodwork and Electrical Skills 
  • Maths (QQI Level 3) 

Contact LOETB Adult Literacy Service
 

IT courses

 


Basic Computers / Digital Skills

We provide part-time basic computer courses

  • Absolute Beginner Computers – (Touch, Type, Read, Spell) 
  • Beginners Computers 
  • Computer Skills - Level 2 
  • Using Technology – Level 2 
  • Word Processing – Level 3 
  • Excel (Spreadsheets) – Level 3 
  • Internet and Email – Level 3 
  • Desktop Publishing – Level 3 
  • Digital Media – Level 3 
  • Digital Photography – Level 3 

Contact LOETB Adult Literacy Service
 

 

Family Learning

 

 

Family Learning

We provide family learning courses

  • Cookery 
  • Story Telling and Art for Children and Parents (Story-sacks) 
  • Green Families 
  • Horticulture 
  •  Start from the Heart – Trauma Informed Learning 
  • Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques 

Contact LOETB Adult Literacy Service
 

 

Workplace Education Skills

 

Workplace Basic Education / Return to education

We can provide courses in all literacy areas that can help with basic workplace education. Our level 3 return to education programmes provide a steppingstone to further studies. Courses offered include:

  • QQI Level 3 -Introduction to Childcare  
  • QQI Level 3 -Employability Skills including Maths, Communications and Retail Skills 
  • QQI Level 3 - General Learning including Personal Effectiveness, Personal and Interpersonal Skills, Career preparation, Planting and Potting, Plant Propagation, Art and Design, Pyrography, Craft, Sewing, Blowdrying, Basin Skills, Woodwork, Drawing, Bread, Pastry and Desserts, Nutrition and Healthy Eating, Health and Fitness. 
  • QQI Level 3 – Science and Engineering, Electrical Skills, Maths, Electronics 

The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) is used to describe qualifications in the Irish education and training system.

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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
 


English for speakers of other languages (esol)

We provide English Classes to Speakers of Other Languages. Assessment is carried out prior to placement to ensure learners are placed in a suitable class. Levels offered include:

  • Absolute Beginners 
  • Beginners 
  • Elementary 
  • Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking (QQI Level 2) 
  • Pre-Intermediate 
  • ESOL (QQI Level 3) 
  • Communications (QQI Level 3) 

 

Contact LOETB Adult Literacy

Service

Laois Adult Literacy Service Offaly Adult Literacy Service

Contact

Ann Shields Marina O’Malley

Telephone

085 8760327  (057) 9349444

Email

ashields@loetb.ie momalley@loetb.ie

Address

LOETB Information Hub,
Unit 1, Lyster Square, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

Tullamore FET Centre,
Castle Buildings, Tara Street, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

The Adult Literacy programme is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.

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